Sts. Constantine and Helen
Feast Day - May 21st
The Empress St. Helen and her son, St. Constantine, are shown in Byzaantine royal clothing and crowns, and, as always, with the Holy Cross of Christ, which the Empress sought and found beneath Golgotha. In 395, St. John Chrysostom wrote of three crosses which were discovered by the Empress. Many miracles occurred through contact with one of these crosses and it was through one of these miracles that the true cross was recognized by St. Helen and St. Macarius, the Bishop of Jerusalem.
Troparion in tone 8
Your servant Constantine, O Lord and only Lover of Man,
Kontakion in tone 3
With his mother Helen, Constantine today brings to light the precious
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